Door County Visitor Bureau Travel Green Certified

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism has welcomed the Door County Visitor Bureau as a certified member of the Travel Green Wisconsin program. The initiative furthers Wisconsin’s commitment to sustainability. The local tourism agency, based in Sturgeon Bay, received its certification, in part, by implementing greener practices such as using soy ink to print nearly a quarter million visitor guides each year. The visitor bureau also … Continue reading

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Deadline for Industry and Entrepreneur Award Nominations

The Door County Economic Development Corporation says the deadline for nominations for the annual Door County Industry and Entrepreneur of the Year awards is Friday. The awards are intended for firms that help create a positive business climate in Door County. The Industry of the Year award recognizes a construction, service or manufacturing business that has made a substantial impact on the community and enjoyed … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Road Projects for 2015 Approved

A listing of road projects for the City of Sturgeon Bay was approved by the city’s Board of Public Works during its regular meeting Tuesday. City Engineer Tony Depies said the list of projects includes the reconstruction of East Maple Street from Madison Avenue to Neenah Avenue, and modification of Joliet Avenue from Maple to Juniper Street,North Hudson Avenue from Hickory to Elm Street,Juniper Street … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Hires Consulting Firm for Tugboat Relocation Study

The Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday selected the Green Bay consulting firm of Aecom to put together a study on the possible relocation of tugboats on the city’s waterfront. The firm will assess potential sites within the Sturgeon Bay harbor to determine the feasibility and improvements required, and develop an engineering analysis of one to three selected sites and cost estimates for improvements, along with … Continue reading

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Children in Door County

There continues to be a need for volunteers to mentor children in Door County. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin is working to re-establish a presence in the county in order to help young people looking for positive adult role models. Patty O’Rourke, Door County Program Coordinator, says the latest effort began in 2012 at Southern Door schools… O’Rourke says the need is great, but … Continue reading

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Catarozoli and Wiegand are Top Vote Getters in Council Primary

The slate of candidates for the spring election for Sturgeon Bay Alderman in the first district has been set. Challenger Kelly Catarozoli and incumbant Dan Wiegand will square off on April 5th for the right to be one of seven members of the city council. Catarozoli led all three candidates in primary balloting Tuesday with 53 votes, followed by Wiegand with 40. Gerald Pelrine finished … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Council Approves Zoning Change for Proposed Waterfront Hotel

There was much less intensity surrounding a Sturgeon Bay City Council vote on a zoning matter involving a proposed waterfront hotel Tuesday evening. The crowd at the fire department truck bay was smaller and less boisterous. The applause was polite, there were no standing ovations, and no one turning their backs on the city council. In short, everyone in the room knew, or should have … Continue reading

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State Rep. Kitchens to Hold Area Listening Sessions on Proposed State Budget

State Representastive Joel Kitchens has scheduled two local listening sessions to gauge public opinion on the proposed 2015-2017 state budget. The Sturgeon Bay Republican will meet with constituents at the Sturgeon Bay Library, from 10-11AM, on Friday, February 27th. That afternoon, from 1-2PM, Kitchens will be at Algoma City Hall for a similar session. He has called the governor’s proposed biennial budget a starting point … Continue reading

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Public Hearing on Duluth Avenue Improvements Thursday

The Door County Highway Department, along with the City of Sturgeon Bay, has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the design and environmental aspects of proposed improvements on County C(Duluth Avenue) in Sturgeon Bay. The public meeting is planned for Thursday(February 19th), from 5-7PM, at the City Hall Community Room at 421 Michigan Street. The project will include replacing the pavement and adding sidewalk from … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Road Projects to be Considered Tuesday

A recommendation for road projects in Sturgeon Bay this year will be presented to the city’s Board of Public Works Tuesday at 5:30PM. The meeting will be held in the truck bay at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Station at city hall. The Paser Rating System is used to determine which streets are most in need of repair over a five year period. City Engineer Tony … Continue reading

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